The updated revision of FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community is now available
Last summer EOSC-NORDIC, FAIRsFAIR, and SSHOC projects opened their working paper on FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community for public comments – the updated version based on those comments is now available on Zenodo.
The paper FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community was prepared in collaboration with the three projects. It seeks to present key concepts and expand on them to specify the standards and assessments required for an interoperable ecosystem of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data preserved for the long term in generalist and specialist FAIR-enabling trustworthy digital repositories (TDR) for a defined designated community of users. It seeks to provide context and define these concepts for audiences familiar with research data and technical data management systems but with less direct experience of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repositories. This is intended to help clarify which organisations are potential candidates to receive CoreTrustSeal TDR status and identify and support the types of organisations that may not be candidates but play a vital role in the data ecosystem.